To optimize gut health your Kale Functional Medicine specialist might recommend:
Depending on your unique needs, your Functional Medicine doctor may recommend including or excluding certain foods to restore your gut microbiome. In some cases it makes sense to do an elimination diet for a few weeks to help reset your gut then slowly reintroduce foods to identify food sensitivities. Alternatively, blood testing can be done to reveal what foods you are sensitive to without the elimination diet. When your doctor helps narrow down what foods are best for your unique gut, then an entire meal plan can be prescribed with recipes and shopping lists to support you with implementing the changes.
Making lifestyle changes helps reduce many gastrointestinal problems. Your Functional Medicine specialist might suggest regular exercise, adjustments to your sleep regimen, dietary supplements (such as fiber, probiotics, or prebiotics), or stress management such as mind-body or spiritual practices. Your brain and you gut are connected through nerve pathways that run between the two, sharing information back and forth. This means that when you brain is calm and happy, usually your gut is too, and vice versa.
Supplements can help build and protect your gut lining. Dr. Rowley will prescribe medical-grade supplements as necessary which will be shipped to you directed. You control whether you have your shipments automated or log into the portal to reorder and receive a discount off store-front prices.
In some cases, medication is necessary. Dr. Rowley is a board-certified Family Medicine doctor who can prescribe or maintain medications as needed. However, the goal will be to wean you off unnecessary medications or prevent you from having to take them as you optimize your health.
At times, surgical procedures are necessary for certain conditions. If a surgical procedure is right for you, your Kale Functional Medicine provider would refer you to a highly qualified specialist. Functional Medicine recommendations can help strengthen your gut health in preparation for the surgery and help support your recovery.
Stop the vicious cycle of poor gut health causing increased inflammation and poor brain function which eventually leads to chronic disease. Call today to schedule an appointment with the experts at Kale Functional Medicine for an evaluation.